Renowned for passionate musicality and impressive technique, the Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles. Its elegant style melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional breadth of Western repertoire. Formed at the Shanghai Conservatory in 1983, they have performed throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America, from the Beijing International Music Festival to Carnegie Hall and the Beethoven Festival in Prague. Among innumerable collaborations with noted artists, they have performed with the Tokyo, Juilliard and Guarneri Quartets, Yo-Yo Ma, Lynn Harrell, Wu Man and Peter Serkin. The Quartet has a long history of championing new music and recently premiered new works by Bright Sheng, Carl Vine and David Del Tredici. Their extensive discography of more than 30recordings includes the complete String Quartets of Beethoven as well as the Schumann and Dvorak piano quintets with Rudolf Buchbinder. Since 2002 the Shanghai Quartet has been artist-in-residence at the John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University. The ensemble celebrated its 30thAnniversary in 2013.